Setting Up & Installing Hunter-Douglas Window Shades in a Devicebook Smart Home

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Design

During the design process, the first time you add a Hunter-Douglas window shade to the design, you'll be prompted to add a Hunter-Douglas PowerView Hub to the smart home as well. A single PowerView Hub is required in order for Hunter-Douglas Window Shades to work with a Devicebook Smart Home.

 

Installation

Install the Hunter-Douglas window shades around the home. When you install the window shades, leave them uninitialized. Devicebook will walk you through setting them up during House Check.

The PowerView Hub should be installed near the Devicebook Hub, near the center of the home. 

You have two options for connecting the Devicebook Hub to the PowerView Hub:

Option 1: (Recommended) Wired Ethernet Connection

Use a Cat 5 Ethernet Cable to connect the PowerView Hub's WAN port to the Devicebook Hub's LAN port (or to a network switch connected to the Devicebook Hub's LAN port). Make sure the PowerView Hub is powered on, and wait for five minutes before proceeding to House Check.

Option 2: Wi-Fi Connection

Make sure that the PowerView Hub is in a factory-initialized state by following the manufacturer's instructions. Devicebook will automatically discover and provision the PowerView Hub during House Check.

 

House Check / Set Up

1) After setting up the Devicebook Hub, you should set up the PowerView Hub, using House Check. When you do so, Devicebook will discover the PowerView Hub, and link it to the Home Controller.

2) Pair a PowerView Pebble Remote to the PowerView Hub. Devicebook will walk you through this step in House Check after the PowerView Hub has been set up.

Note: At least one Pebble Remote is required per installation. Second and third remotes are added to the network by duplicating the first remote (see "Duplicating a Remote" in the manufacturer instructions).

3) Use House Check to set up each of the window shades in each room. Devicebook will walk you through the process of pairing each device with the PowerView Hub, and then linking the device to the Home Controller.

 

FAQ about Hunter-Douglas Window Shades

What are the categories of shades that Devicebook Supports?

Devicebook Representation

(Name in Showroom)

Supported Models | Shade Type

Standard

(Hunter Douglas PowerView Standard Shade)

Alustra® Woven Textures® | Independent Liner | Top Stack
Alustra® Woven Textures® | Roller & Screen | Top Stack
Alustra® Woven Textures® | Roman | Top Stack
Batten Roller Shades | Bottom-Up | Top Stack
Design Studio™ Motorized Drapery | Left Stack
Design Studio™ Motorized Drapery | Right Stack
Design Studio™ Motorized Drapery | Split Stack
Design Studio™ Roman Shades | Top Stack
Duette® & Applause® honeycomb shades | Duolite™ | Top Stack
Duette® & Applause® honeycomb shades | SkyLift™ | Top Stack
Duette® & Applause® honeycomb shades | Standard | Top Stack
Duette® Honeycomb Shades | Dual Operation | Top Stack
Duette® Honeycomb Shades | EasyView® Arch | Bottom Stack
Duette® Vertiglide™ | Duette® Honeycomb Shades Vertiglide™ | Left Stack
Duette® Vertiglide™ | Duette® Honeycomb Shades Vertiglide™ | Right Stack
Duette™ and Applause™ honeycomb shades | Top-Down | Bottom Stack
Pleated Shades | Top Stack
Pleated Shades | Top-down | Bottom Stack
Provenance® Vertical Woven Wood Shades | Left Stack
Provenance® Vertical Woven Wood Shades | Right Stack
Provenance® Vertical Woven Wood Shades | Split Stack
Provenance® Woven Wood Shades | Independent Liner | Top Stack
Provenance® Woven Wood Shades | Roman | Top Stack
Roller Blinds | Top Stack
Roller, Screen | Roller & Screen Shades | Top Stack
Roller, Screen, Banded | Roller, Screen & Banded Shades | Top Stack
Roller, Screen, Banded | Roller, Screen & Banded Shades | Top Stack
Silhouette® & Nantucket™ A Deux™ Rear Shade | Room Darkening Shade | Top Stack
Silhouette® Window Shadings | Top Stack
Skyline® Gliding Window Panels | Left Stack
Skyline® Gliding Window Panels | Right Stack
Skyline® Gliding Window Panels | Split Stack
Solera® Soft Shades | Standard | Top Stack
Sonette™ Cellular Roller Shades | Top Stack
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades | Rolling | Top Stack
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades | Stacking | Top Stack

Top-Down / Bottom-Up

(Hunter Douglas PowerView Top-down Bottom-up Shade)

Alustra® Woven Textures® | Top-Down/Bottom Up | Bottom Rail + Middle Rail
Duette® & Applause® honeycomb shades | Duolite™ | Bottom Rail + Middle Rail
Duette® & Applause® honeycomb shades | Top-Down/Bottom-Up | Bottom Rail + Middle Rail
Pleated Shades | Top-Down/Bottom-Up | Bottom Rail + Middle Rail
Provenance® Woven Wood Shades | Top-Down/Bottom Up | Bottom Rail + Middle Rail
Solera® Soft Shades | Top-Down/Bottom-Up | Bottom Rail + Middle Rail
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades | Stacking, Top-Down/Bottom Up | Bottom Rail + Middle Rail

Full-Vane Shade

(Hunter Douglas PowerView Shade with Full-vane)

Luminette Tilt Anywhere | Left Stack + Vertical Full Vane
Luminette Tilt Anywhere | Right Stack + Vertical Full Vane
Luminette Tilt Anywhere | Split Stack + Vertical Full Vane
Luminette Tilt Anywhere | Split Stack + Vertical Full Vane
Luminette® Privacy Sheers | Left Stack + Vertical Full Vane
Luminette® Privacy Sheers | Right Stack + Vertical Full Vane
Luminette® Privacy Sheers | Split Stack + Vertical Full Vane
Venetian Blinds | Tilt Anywhere | Top Stack + Horizontal Full Vane
Venetian Blinds | Top Stack + Horizontal Full Vane
Vertical Blinds | Center Stack + Vertical Full Vane
Vertical Blinds | Left Stack + Vertical Full Vane
Vertical Blinds | Right Stack + Vertical Full Vane
Vertical Blinds | Split Stack + Vertical Full Vane

Half-Vane Shade

(Hunter Douglas PowerView Shade with Half-vane)

Alustra® Woven Textures® | BR (Beta) | Top Stack + Horizontal Half Vane
Facette® Shades | Top Stack + Horizontal Half Vane
Pirouette® Window Shadings | Top Stack + Horizontal Half Vane
Silhouette® & Nantucket™ A Deux™ Front Shading | Top Stack + Horizontal Half Vane
Silhouette® & Nantucket™ Window Shadings | Top Stack + Horizontal Half Vane
Twist® Roller Blinds | Top Stack + Horizontal Half Vane
Vingette® Traversed™ | Vingette® Modern Roman Shades Traversed™ | Left Stack | Top Stack + Horizontal Half Vane
Vingette® Traversed™ | Vingette® Modern Roman Shades Traversed™ | Right Stack | Top Stack + Horizontal Half Vane

Half-Vane Double-Shade

(Hunter Douglas PowerView Double Shade with Half-vane)

Silhouette® Duolite™ Shadings | Top Stack + Horizontal Half Vane + Top Stack Back Roller

Shutter

(Hunter Douglas PowerView Shutter Shade)

EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds | Horizontal Full Vane
Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds | Horizontal Full Vane
Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters | Horizontal Full Vane
Parkland® Wood Blinds | Horizontal Full Vane

Double-Shade

(Hunter Douglas PowerView Double Shade)

Roller Screen | Roller & Screen Shades | Duolite | Top Stack + Top Stack Back Roller
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades Duolite® | Top Stack + Top Stack Back Roller

 

How do I extend the range of the PowerView Hub's network? 

You should add PowerView Repeaters to the PowerView Shade Network. This can be done with no change to the smart home design. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to add the Repeaters to the network.

Note: You should not add additional PowerView Hubs to the network. This method of extending the shade network is not supported by Devicebook. Only a single PowerView Hub should be connected to the Devicebook Hub's LAN.

How do I re-calibrate PowerView Shades?

Full instructions for re-calibrating HunterDouglas PowerView Shades can be found in the HunterDouglas PowerView Step-by-Step Guide.

The home already has a functioning Hunter-Douglas PowerView Hub 2 and window shade installation. How do I integrate it with a Devicebook Smart Home?

You can integrate an existing Hunter Douglas PowerView Hub (and its networked window shades) to the Devicebook Hub.

1) Ensure that the smart home design includes all of the appropriate devices. If you need to modify the design to add the devices, be sure to re-generate the Home Controller.

2) Use a Cat 5 Ethernet cable to connect the PowerView Hub's WAN port to the Devicebook Hub's LAN port.

3) Follow the instructions above to use House Check to Set Up the Hunter Douglas PowerView Hub.

Note: When you follow the above steps, any automations or groupings that were set up on the PowerView Hub will be removed, but devices paired to the hub will continue to be paired. You can use Routines in the Home Controller to re-implement the automations.

I have a problem with the Hunter-Douglas window shades or PowerView Hub that was not addressed above. Where can I find more help?

If your issue is specific to the Hunter-Douglas window shades, or the PowerView Hub, check out the full collection of Hunter Douglas user manuals here.

If your issue involves using Devicebook to link or control Hunter Douglas shades, contact Devicebook using the Live Chat bubble in the bottom right corner of this page.

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